Legal Concerns & Legislation

Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections

After the PACT Act

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act amends federal criminal code to prohibit intentional animal cruelty acts when they occur during interstate commerce or on federal property. Here’s what that means for local law enforcement.

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Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act; U.S. Capital Building; farm bill

Farm Bill Boosts Protection for Horses

Women whose horses have been harmed in domestic violence-related incidents will be able to seek restitution for veterinary care once the Pet and Women Safety Act, which is part of the Farm Bill approved by the full Senate last week, is signed into law.

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MVPA, farrier, nailing shoe on horse, hoof care,

Farriers React to AVMA’s MVPA Proposal

Farriers believe the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) proposal to eliminate them from a list of exemptions in the latest suggested revision to the Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA) could carry unintended consequences.

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